"Scott" == Scott Kitterman
"RE: Draft ammendments on DNS lookup limits"
Fri, 18 Mar 2005 17:22:53 -0500
>> I use a zone template file, and using a Makefile I can update
>> it any time anything in my zone changes. This system works very
Scott> That works for those running their own DNS. For those of
Scott> us with outsource DNS it's a little more troublesome.
Hmmm... several domains under my influence use a number of
"outsourced" slave nameservers that pull their zone files from
individually maintained "stealth" nameservers that do not respond to
normal queries from "The Net". This seems to have worked very well
for years and I've not yet run into a "captive audience" (ISP/hosting
provider) nameserver that will not pull from a stealth master
nameserver. The stealth master needs to be 24x7 but can be on a slow
link. With such an arrangement you can use a Makefile to maintain
your zone files just like some "real people" do.